Monday, August 07, 2017

The Power Of Sport

"Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does." - Nelson Mandela  

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Coaching the Child

Hi, everyone! It has been a while since I blogged but that doesn’t mean my thoughts have stopped. On the contrary, I find the deeper I get into my program, the more insight I have into what I REALLY mean by “play to learn.”

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Sunday, December 02, 2012

GASP

There is an acronym we use a lot in the golf world. It stands for Grip, Alignment, Set-up, and Posture. GASP. Teachers use it often and early with students, and it is the focus of a tremendous amount of golf instruction. I will be honest with you though my approach to GASP is not traditional. Is alignment important? Absolutely! But structuring a class around clinical terms, and having those terms be our goal, is not a way for a child to learn.

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Monday, August 20, 2012

On Instruction & Joy

It has been a wonderful summer—sun, air, water, smiles—and, of course, lots of PLAY and lots of learning. The summer has reinforced so much for me —How incredibly blessed I am to do the work that I do —How wonderful the children I spend time with are. —And how valuable our program is. I was texting with a colleague the other day when she typed this: “Children need to learn to play with joy before they play with technique”. Yes.

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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Play is Real

I talk a lot about Play and even close my emails with the phrase “PLAY to learn!” It’s so much more than a catchy slogan, or a fun idea--- it works. Recently I discovered Teaching Games For Understanding a concept in the physical education world that utilizes this very idea—that through play we actually absorb concepts and real, true, lasting learning takes place. It’s an idea I’ve known to be true for years and I was so excited to learn that it is part of the dialogue all over the world!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Let the Children Learn: A Golf Educators Perspective

"Working with young children is an incredible experience in presence." Read Kate's full article by clicking pdf link below. 

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Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Teaching and Retaining Junior Golfers

Warning, this might not be what you were expecting to hear. But if you really want your child to stay involved in golf and enjoy it, read on! (click PDF link below)

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Sunday, January 01, 2012

Play, Don’t Play

"A professional golf instructor is the best person to work on the mechanics of the game with your child. YOU are the best person to help your child develop a love of the game by backing off the performance aspect and being actively involved with the fun aspect of the game itself." Read Kate's full article by clicking PDF link below. 

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Monday, December 12, 2011

CREATE!

“When meeting people from a foreign culture, offer a few gifts that reflect your interests as a gesture of friendship. Better yet, give things you’ve created yourself. Also, explore their interests and their culture. Ultimately, the best way to forge a lasting friendship is to create something together. Whether it’s a meal, an art project or a spontaneous dance party, when you create something with others, you build a connection that lasts a lifetime.” – International Diplomacy Guidebook

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Monday, November 21, 2011

Play/Golf

Play/Golf by guest blogger Lars J. Hanson KTUGA's number one goal is to get children excited about playing golf. We believe that joy of the sport, of the experience, is what commits children to golf. Nothing makes us happier than seeing students empowered by their successes in our program! This Thanksgiving season we are supremely thankful for having jobs where we get to do this everyday.

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